Archive for 2014

HINTS FROM PRINCE PÜCKLER

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Posted by

A beautiful new edition of Hermann von Pückler-Muskau’s classic Hints on Landscape Gardening has just been released by Birkhäuser and the Foundation for Landscape Studies. The large-format volume includes the full set of lavish color prints originally published as a companion piece to the wry, highly opinionated text that took the landscape gardening world by […]

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Landscapes of Exclusion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Posted by

Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South William E. O’Brien University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-62534-155-6 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998 A volume in the series Designing the American Park Winner, J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for […]

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Charbrook, Princeton, Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Posted by

Charbrook Princeton, Massachusetts In recent years, we have been slowly building a live+work model at Charbrook, in Princeton, Massachusetts, down the road from Stephen Stimson’s parents’ dairy farm. This 18-acre site is at the foothills of  Mount Wachusett and the Ware River watershed, and has become our home and an extension of our urban practice […]

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Craig Barrow III, Savannah, Georgia (2014)

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Posted by

Craig Barrow III, Savannah, Georgia (2014) Most Americans cannot imagine owning land that has been in the family since 1736. Nor can most imagine caring for it so that they can hand it on to the next generation. The gift of property with ancestral ties comes not only with this responsibility, but also with doubts. […]

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ARTHUR A. SHURCLIFF GETS A JACKET

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Posted by

The jacket design for the forthcoming book Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth Hope Cushing is now off the drawing board. Scroll down to read an excerpt from the introduction. “The first formally trained generation of American landscape architects emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, […]

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MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE OLMSTED IN APRIL

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Posted by

In much of the country April marks the real start of spring, when many city dwellers most appreciate their parks. The timing is perfect to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and the parks movement in particular, who was born on April 26, 1822. Throughout the country (and in Montreal), Olmsted parks […]

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WISTARIAHURST TO HOST A GENIUS FOR PLACE PANEL EXHIBITION

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Posted by

On Sunday, May 18, the LALH panel exhibition, A Genius for Place, opens at Wistariahurst historic house museum (238 Cabot St.) in Holyoke, Mass., with a public reception at 1:00 p.m. The show runs through August 18 and is open to the public during the museum’s regular visitor hours. Visit the Wistariahurst website or call 413-322-5660.

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FOR LALH, A PRODUCTIVE SEASON

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Posted by

Long, cold winters can be great incubators of indoor projects. Such was the case for LALH: • Authors and editors will soon send two new books to press, John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson, and Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape by Elizabeth […]

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OLMSTED DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Posted by

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a long-awaited documentary about America’s most influential landscape architect, premieres next month in Olmsted’s adopted home state of Massachusetts. LALH Executive Director Robin Karson and LALH Vice President Ethan Carr consulted on the one-hour film for filmmakers Larry Hott and Diane Garey of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, which coproduced it with […]

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FULL CIRCLE: UGA HOSTS LALH EXHIBITION

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Posted by

From March 20 to April 28, the University of Georgia hosts a new LALH exhibition, Writing the Landscape: Books, Films, and Exhibits from the Library of American Landscape History. On view at the Circle Gallery, College of Environment + Design in Athens, the exhibition constitutes an LALH retrospective of sorts, featuring highlights from the body of work […]

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